UCLA Bruins College Football Betting
The UCLA Bruins and California Golden Bears are ancient rivals. On Saturday, they will meet at the Rose Bowl for what could be the final time. Conference realignment is sending UCLA to the Big Ten and Cal to the ACC. UCLA is bowl-eligible but wrapping up a disappointing campaign. Last week’s win over USC was their best performance of the season.
College Football Betting Lines
California Golden Bears +8
UCLA Bruins -8
UCLA Bruins Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 will host the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. Kickoff time is 10:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the California Golden Bears won 27-15 against the Stanford Cardinal 27-15 as 7-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 52.5. Cal has a record of 5-6 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 7-4 over/under the total. Cal ranks 54th for total offense, 81st for passing, 27th for rushing and 39th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 115th overall, 128th against the pass, 44th against the rush, and 125th for points allowed. Also, Cal ranks 126th for fewest turnovers lost and 69th for takeaways.
Fernando Mendoza threw three touchdown passes, Jaydn Ott rushed for 166 yards and a score, and visiting California retained "The Axe" in its annual Big Game against Stanford with a 27-15 victory Saturday in the rivals' final Pac-12 meeting.
Trond Grizzell caught two touchdown passes in the first half, and Jeremiah Hunter hauled in a clincher with 10:19 to go as the Golden Bears remained alive for bowl eligibility with one game remaining: Nov. 25 at UCLA.
With 161 yards on the ground and 294 through the air, Cal finished with a 455-290 dominance in total yards and a 29-12 edge in first downs.
UCLA Bruins Weekly Recap
Last game, the UCLA Bruins won 38-20 against the USC Trojans as 5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 63. UCLA has a record of 7-4 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 2-9 over/under the total. UCLA ranks 43rd for total offense, 72nd for passing, 14th for rushing, and 71st for scoring. Defensively, they rank 12th overall, 83rd against the pass, 2nd against the rush, and 10th for points allowed. Also, UCLA ranks 75th for fewest turnovers lost and 26th for takeaways.
UCLA caused three Southern California turnovers, including Alex Johnson's fumble return for a touchdown, and the Bruins rolled past the host Trojans 38-20 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
UCLA came into Saturday's rivalry matchup on a two-game skid in which it scored just ten and seven points in losses to Arizona and Arizona State. But the Bruins put up 14 points in the first quarter against Southern Cal with touchdowns on a T.J. Harden goal-line rush and Ethan Garbers' 14-yard pass to Hudson Habermehl.
Garbers went 18-of-31 passing for 155 yards with the three scores. Harden carried 22 times for 142 yards. Both of Habermehl's receptions went for touchdowns.
2023 UCLA Bruins Football Schedule
||vs. Coastal Carolina
||at San Diego State
||vs. NC Central
||vs. Washington State
||at Oregon State
||vs. Arizona State
Once upon a time, the UCLA Bruins were a national power in college football. This basketball school became known as a perennial Pac-12 title contender and top-10 team. From 1965 through 1998, UCLA finished in the national top 20 a total of 20 times. And that included ten top-10 finishes. Since then, the going has been much tougher.
UCLA does not emphasize football like other national powers. It considers itself an all-sports school. But Oregon and USC are Pac-12 powers that invest more in football. And the results speak for themselves.
UCLA has 17 conference titles and two division championships. They have one national championship (1954). However, UCLA’s last conference championship was in 1998.
Past UCLA coaching greats include Tommy Prothro, Pepper Rodgers, Dick Vermeil, and Terry Donahue.
College Football Hall of Fame Bruins includes Troy Aikman, Gary Beban, Randy Cross, Tom Fears, Billy Kilmer, and Kohn Sciarra. The late great Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier, was a Bruin safety in 1939-40.
2023 College Football Schedule
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